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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Americans sometimes think of Africa as a single tribal, backward country of tremendous poverty and stunning landscapes.

This land mass of 54 countries and 2,000 languages boasts double the number of cellphones registered in the U.S., at 650 million.

Africa boasts a new generation of artists, technicians and otherwise creative thinkers whose innovative output suggests solutions for both themselves and the rest of the world.

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“Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design” showcases these designers in an exhibition of 200 works opening at the Albuquerque Museum on Saturday, Feb. 3.

After its premiere at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the exhibition moved to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, then to the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona before crossing the ocean to Atlanta’s High Museum and then to

Article source: https://www.abqjournal.com/1125093/african-edge-exhibit-showcases-200-works-of-contemporary-design-from-across-continent.html

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